We travel to a mysterious power spot in Okinawa, where a “heart rock” floats in the sea

Mother Nature attempts to reclaim the path at this rugged tourist site filled with mystery and beauty. 

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Trick or treat? Capybaras at Nagasaki Biopark devour jack-o’-lantern in fun new video

Watch these large, furry rodents indulge in a Halloween treat during this spooky time of the year. 

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10 new fall anime series that our Japanese reporter recommends you watch

High school girls, sleepy princesses, and outlaws — this fall is bursting with creative anime.

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Studio Ghibli releases 300 more images from six movies free to download online

Gorgeous anime stills include tantalising food scenes from some of the studio’s beloved films. 

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Pikachu, I poo with you! Official Pokémon toilet created in Japan for young fans

“You can go to the bathroom while you and Pikachu look at each other!”

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Face-mask-themed park “Tokyo Mask Land” coming to Yokohama

Guests are presumably required to wear masks.

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Fan-made Ghibli Caption Maker lets you put your own spin on famous anime scenes

Works with images from Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart, and more.

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Japanese KitKats are shrinking, Nestlé says previous size may have been “too large” for customers

Twitter user uncovers a case of shrinkflation, and chocolate lovers aren’t happy about it. 

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Muji’s Nuka Paste for Pickling is perfect for making your own Japanese pickles at home

This is a must-have for tsukemono fans!

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When the pandemic is over…Beautiful photos of places Japan travelers want to visit after corona

Scenery worth waiting for.

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Japanese restaurant chain starts bold new policy: Letting you take your leftovers home with you

Sustainable development goals cited as reason for change, but there’s probably another factor at play too.

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Universal Studios Japan launches mask cosplay contest for Halloween

One of our own reporters has a go at making a personal Halloween-themed mask for USJ’s newest event.

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This work pod built for two could be the new way to have face-to-face meetings in Japan【Photos】

For when you need to talk in-person, but don’t want to breathe each other’s breath.

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New Pantene commercial interviews Japanese trans individuals about difficulties of job hunting

Sending love and light to the LGBTQ+ community.

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We enjoy fast food without human contact by trying out KFC Japan’s new takeout lockers

Could this be the future of takeout?

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Tonkotsu ramen potato chips coming from Japan’s most popular Hakata ramen chain

Ippudo celebrates its 35th anniversary by thinking outside the box/noodle bowl.

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Pikachu’s butt evolves into delicious dessert at Tokyo’s official Pokémon sweets shop

Pikachu Sweets and Pokémon Cafes also add Pikachu cheek-to-cheek parfaits and spooky Ghost-type tea drinks.

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Sagamiko Pleasure Forest’s Christmas light event to have special Pokémon section this year

One of Japan’s top three illumination parks in the Kanto region is going to get even better this year!

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Even easier than instant ramen, microwavable oden gives you Japanese winter comfort food ASAP

Taking the time and hassle out of preparing the simmered variety dish.

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Happy ending – Demon Slayer thief returns stolen manga to their angelic hot spring home

Yamaguchi onsen has a special request for everyone who’s angry at the thief.

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